Carpolestes simpsoni Bloch and Gingerich 1998 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Carpolestidae

Full reference: J. I. Bloch and P. D. Gingerich. 1998. Carpolestes simpsoni, New Species (Mammalia, Proprimates) from the Late Paleocene of the Clark's Fork Basin, Wyoming. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 30(4):131-162

Belongs to Carpolestes according to J. I. Bloch and P. D. Gingerich 1998

Sister taxa: Carpolestes dubius, Carpolestes nigridens, Carpolestes twelvemilensis

Type specimen: UM 86273, a skull (compressed skull with complete left dentary). Its type locality is Discovery Site, which is in an Eocene wet floodplain wackestone in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: arboreal herbivore


• Eocene of United States (1: Wyoming collection)

• Clarkforkian of United States (9: Wyoming)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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